Literally meaning: “one year old female goat”
χίμαιρα/chimera=one year (winter) old female goat
>χειμών/xhimon(=winter) >(adj) χειμερινός/chimerinos (=wintry)
According to Homer (Illiad) the Chimera was a female monster that composed of several different animals: a lion’s head, a goat’s body and sometimes head, and a serpent’s tail. She was considered as the personification of winter.
1. an organism or tissue with genetically distinct cells from two different zygotes
2. a fusion protein, made by the splicing of two genes